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CBAE'HABLB BNB0WX2OTS  Of B^IHD^-BAK.                           189

from €be top of ihs temples,, stretching away on the opposite side
Is still barer than the country on the right bank.'*

At the present time there sore within the Hraiis of the maniciptfity aiwrnt a
thousand! temples, including, of coarse, many which, strictly speaking, are mere-

ly priTate cbapels, and thirty-two gh&ts constructed by different princely "bene*
factors. The tanks of reputed sanctity are only two in numbefc. The first is
the Bralim Kund at the back of the Sett's temple ; it is now in a very ruinous
condition,, and the stone Mosques at its four comers iave In part iallen, ia part
been occupied ty vagrants^ wlao laav© closed up the arches -with mud walls mad
converted them into dwelling-places. I had began to effect a clearance and. make
arrangements for their complete repair when my transfer took place and put an
Immediate stop to this and all similar improvements. He other? called dwindf.
Kundj is in an out-of-the-way spot near the Ma&uxa' road. Hitherto it
jhad been little more than a natural pond, but lias lately been enclosed on
all four sides -with masonry walls and flights of steps, at a cost ©f Bs. 30j0005
by Chamdliarani EM Stmdari from BajshaM in Bengal To these may fee
added, as a third, a masonry tank in what is called the Kewar-ban. This is a
grove of pipalj gular? and. kadamb trees which stands a little off" the Maihora
road near the turn to the Madan Mohan temple. It is a liajimg-plac® in the
Banjatra3 sad the name is popularly said to "be a corruption of Jan wM, * who
lit it T -with reference to the forest conflagration, or davdnal, of wMch ihe
traditional scene is more commonly laid at Bhadra-ban, on tibe opposite "bank
of the river. There is a small temple of Dav&nal Bihar!, *with a cloistered
court-yard for the reception of pilgrims. The G-os&in is a UimMrak. A
more likely derivation for ihe name would be the Sanskrit word, kaivafyQ)
meaning final beatltade. Adjoining the ban is a large walled garden^ belonging
to the Tebri Baja? ivhich has long been abandoned on account of the badness
of tHe water. The peacocks and monkeys^ with which the town abonnd% enjoy
the benefit of special endowments bequeathed by deceased Bajia of Kola and
Bharat-pur. There are also some fifty c^Aaftro^ or dole-honsesj for the disfei-
bation of alms to indigent humanity, and extraordinary donations are not tsnfre-
quently made by royal and disiangiiished visitors. Thus ihe B4j& of D&tM^ a
few years s^o? made an offering to every simgle sluiaeand e¥ery sisgie Brahman
that was fomd in the city. The whole population amounts to 2Ij®00j of wMcfa.
the Brilmaaas, Bwrigis »nd Vaishaavas together make tip abottt oaa half* In
the time of the einperors? the Mnhammadans nmde a futil® atteittpt to alwlish
the ancient name, BmsMrban^ and in its stead substitute "i»t of

hat now, more wisely, they leave iiie place to its OWB. B3nclis B&me J»d dora^s and